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Jami393
13-06-11, 20:23
I am new to the whole iPods but have seen them many times and have just got given one by my friend in class, the only problem is I do not know how to put music on to it. Also someone said to me about iTunes or something along those lines, and i don't really want to doenload iTunes from Apple.

Capt. Murphy
13-06-11, 20:27
I've never used them but I've always assumed you have to buy songs at the (edit) iTunes or whatever. :p

And that's what has kept me from even considering buying any iPod product. I like having the ability of using songs I already have on my computer and putting them on my MP3 device. :pi:

Cochrane
13-06-11, 20:28
iTunes. You install it, put all your music in there, and it handles the rest.

There are third-party solutions out there that claim to do away with iTunes. Googlemis your friend for them. I haven't tried any of them, and they are not supported by Apple, so if something doesn't work, you're on your own.

So in short, iTunes is the way to go.

BlackRainbow
13-06-11, 20:29
Well, as far as I know you NEED to use iTunes to put music/videos etc. on your iPod. The program's totally free to download.

ozzman
13-06-11, 20:30
you need to install Itunes, you can then ripp music off cds, or open digital music you already got in it and once you are ready, plug in your ipod and it will sync your music, you can also set witch songs you want/don't want too

Cochrane
13-06-11, 20:31
I've never used them but I've always assumed you have to buy songs at the iStore or whatever.

And that's what has kept me from even considering buying any iPod product. I like having the ability of using songs I already have on my computer and putting them on my MP3 device. :pi:

Then you are misinformed. iTunes and iPods support MP3 and AAC files from absolutely any source as long as there is no DRM on them. In fact, the iPod is older than the iTunes Music Store.

Jami393
13-06-11, 20:35
Then you are misinformed. iTunes and iPods support MP3 and AAC files from absolutely any source as long as there is no DRM on them. In fact, the iPod is older than the iTunes Music Store.

So if they accept MP3 file format then couldn't I just drag my MP3s to the iPod? Also how big in file size is iTunes and where do I get it?

Cochrane
13-06-11, 20:44
So if they accept MP3 file format then couldn't I just drag my MP3s to the iPod? Also how big in file size is iTunes and where do I get it?

The part of the iPod where you save music does not appear in the Windows Explorer, because the iPod uses an internal filing system that is not the same as what you have, so it can give you better access depending in what you search. ITunes des the translation between the two formats.

You can get it at http://www.apple.com/uk/itunes/download/ . On my iPad it wont let me download it, but on Windows and Mac you'll see the size there.

Jami393
13-06-11, 20:51
The part of the iPod where you save music does not appear in the Windows Explorer, because the iPod uses an internal filing system that is not the same as what you have, so it can give you better access depending in what you search. ITunes des the translation between the two formats.

You can get it at http://www.apple.com/uk/itunes/download/ . On my iPad it wont let me download it, but on Windows and Mac you'll see the size there.

Thanks for the link but could but I also have another question. Do you need to be online all the time when using iTunes if so then i will have a bit of a problem?

lararoxs
13-06-11, 20:56
Thanks for the link but could but I also have another question. Do you need to be online all the time when using iTunes if so then i will have a bit of a problem?

I don't think so, I think you only need to be online to access updates and the itunes store.

Lara Croft!
13-06-11, 23:16
If you want to add or remove songs that are in your computer then you do NOT need to be online. You need to be online only for updates and to have access to itunes store, in case you want to download a song.

Since you are new to this, keep in mind that once you drag a song into your itunes song library you must not change the folder it was in your computer originally, or else the ipod will not trace it. Of course the same goes with deleting. I think it's best if you google all this stuff and read some tutorials on how to use an ipod.

Encore
13-06-11, 23:39
I only used iTunes once, to sync all my library into it and to set my iPod as a storage device.

Then I uninstalled it, and for maintenance (the occasional new album) I use SharePod. It's super simple and effective, all you have to do is drag-n-drop music files onto it.

GeekOfComedy
14-06-11, 00:30
Depending on what iPod you got if it's an iOS device stick with iTunes and not 3rd party. ;)